IT Executive Exchange meeting – March 30, 2012

January 24th, 2012 by sp103

Guest Moderator: Sandy Rapp, Timken

RAPM: Rapid Analysis Portfolio Management

With the enormous number of new technology opportunities that are becoming available, old governance mechanisms are hard-pressed to keep up. Come to this session of ITEE to explore, with your colleagues, how to respond to opportunities as diverse as social media and cloud computing within the framework of the existing IT infrastructure.

Date and Venue:
March 30, 2012
2:30PM – 4:30PM
College of Business Administration
The University of Akron, OH.

High School Networking Night

November 2nd, 2011 by bsv

The Center for IT & eBusiness (CITe) is hosting an informal networking event at The University of Akron for juniors and seniors from local high schools in Polsky room 567 on Monday, November 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event will give high school students a chance to interact with IS students, IS faculty, and area IT executives to learn more about career opportunities, programs available at the university, and scholarship information. Food and door prizes will be provided.

Going Rogue IT Style: The implications of rogue users inside and outside of the organization

October 1st, 2011 by bsv

ITEE meeting – November 4, 2011; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm; Murphy Room, CBA, The University of Akron

When a business unit head doesn’t get something in the IT budget, he circumvents policies and gets it somehow. Another user is not satisfied with the provided conferencing system, so sets up a meeting at home using Skype. With the exploding number of choices available to end users throughout the organization, are IT policies and their enforcement becoming a myth? Come to discuss the travails of rogue users and what your peers are doing about them.

Interested? – send email to

Area high school students participate in Information Technology Career Camp

June 18th, 2011 by bsv

About 30 high school sophomores and juniors students from 15 different local high schools in Summit, Stark and Cuyahoga counties interested in pursuing a career in information technology will be on The University of Akron campus June 20-24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., for the Second Annual Information Technology (IT) Career Camp.

Sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Center for IT & eBusiness (CITe), the week-long event will feature 8 reality based hands-on activities sponsored by area companies such as Westfield Insurance, NASA Glen, J.M. Smucker Co, Revol Wireless, and Hyland software. Among the careers to be explored are IT Infrastructure, IT Forensics, Robotics, Data Mining/Business Analytics, Business Process Management, Software Development and more.

The camp also features presentations by local business executives, students and alumni panel, team and individual competitions with scholarships to The University of Akron awarded to the top participants and an end of the week Awards Ceremony/Banquet for the participants and their families.

Virtualization: Performance and Prospects (ITEE Forum on June 3, 2011)

May 12th, 2011 by bsv

Virtualization has given IT departments an unprecedented cost reducing tool through server consolidation, streamlined business continuity, and access to the cloud. But questions remain: can virtualized servers really scale? Has virtualization delivered the promised ROI? Can and should IT take the next step to virtualization on the desktop? How might virtualization facilitate business agility and repositioning IT as a service?

Come share your perspectives at the next ITEE meeting!

Location: CBA 258 (Murphy Room), CBA, The University of Akron

Date: June 3, 2011

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Second Annual IT Career Camp

March 12th, 2011 by bsv

This IT Career Camp is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors from NE Ohio to work together in groups and gain a better understanding of the Information Technology field and careers.

The camp will be a five day event held on The University of Akron campus from June 20-24th. Students interested in registering should fill out the available form.

For more information on the event, visit the ITCC home page, or email

Assistant Director of Development Appointment

February 11th, 2011 by bsv

Margaret Sell has joined The University of Akron as Assistant Director of Development for the College of Business Administration.

Margaret attended Ohio University and ultimately received her bachelor’s degree in Business and Organizational Communication from The University of Akron in 2005.  Following graduation, Margaret joined the United Way of Summit County as a Resource Development Director, working with companies in Bath, Copley, Fairlawn and Richfield on their annual fundraising campaigns.  In addition to her work as a campaign manager, Margaret also managed the United Way’s Young Leaders Society, an affinity group for donors 40 and younger.  She is a member of the 2011 class of Torchbearers, as well as a member of the Greater Akron Chamber’s Knowledgeable Network of Women (KNOW) and Young Professional’s Network.  Margaret currently lives in Barberton with her husband and two children.

Margaret can be reached by phone at 330-972-7259 or by e-mail at Her office is located on the fourth floor of the CBA building, CBA 422.

Please join me in welcoming Margaret to the CBA!


NEW Graduate Assistant for CITe

December 9th, 2010 by Paul Evans

I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to Molly Cuenot, Dr. Vijay’s new graduate assistant. She will be taking over my position beginning on January 10, 2011 (Spring Semester) and I am confident she will be a great addition to the CITe staff. Molly recently graduated with an engineering degree and will begin the MBA program this spring so I expect her to be with you for a while. Molly is a world traveler and has participated in two study abroad programs including Greece and India and will likely travel on a third study abroad trip this coming summer in South America.

Molly’s e-mail is:

I am graduating this Saturday and will be taking a position at MACtac company in Stow as a Supply Chain Analyst. I am delighted to have received an opportunity to serve you all and I learned a lot of great information through our interactions. I look forward to maintaining contact!

Merry Christmas and have a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

Paul Evans


ITEE MEETING February 11, 2011

December 9th, 2010 by Paul Evans

The Collaboration Challenge

For every team that has mastered making platforms such as SharePoint the heart of efficient and effective collaboration, many others are mired in emails, flattened by perpetually circulating files, and amazed that empowering technologies are now imprisoning. Come to the ITEE and share your successes and challenges in using collaboration software to manage documents and knowledge, improve team communication and productivity, and ultimately, to affect the bottom line.

RSVP TODAY to Molly Cuenot @

ITEE MEETING: November 12, 2010

October 26th, 2010 by Paul Evans

Next ITEE Meeting will discuss the topic:

Assimilating Mobile and Consumer Devices into the IT Infrastructure

With Androids and iPhones, Blackberries, iPads, and the next wave of tablet computers lurking in the shadows, IT departments are racing to accommodate the demands of executives down the line to plug these devices into the corporate infrastructure. While presenting security and other challenges, they also represent an opportunity for “mobilizing” enterprise applications. This ITEE session will be devoted to discussing the implications of the new wave of mobile and consumer devices. Share your experiences and learn from the experiences of your peers in this discussion led by George Mehok, CIO at Revol Wireless.  Please visit the IT Executive Exchange page for details.